Staying in for weekend no option for some residents
The bitter cold that settled over North Alabama for the weekend kept many people indoors. Some welcomed the break from a hectic week at work, but by Monday they were ready to go again.
Life's not like that for the 385 elderly and disabled Morgan County residents who depend on Meals on Wheels as their lifeline. Few of them can get out on a regular basis and they need those hot meals that come five times a week to keep them going.
Imagine being homebound and unable to go to the supermarket, or to prepare food.
The Daily began our annual Meals on Wheels February drive Sunday to supplement the agency's United Way budget. Last year, the newspaper drive raised $21,000 in February and nearly $44,000 total.
But the newspaper and our readers can do better. We've done better in past years.
Clients in some counties receive frozen dinners, but not in Morgan County, because we don't have to cut corners. Send your contribution of $10, $50 or any amount if you want to help to:
Meals on Wheels, c/o The Decatur Daily, P.O. Box 2213, Decatur, AL 35609-2213.